question about newborn hatched chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenlady81, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. chickenlady81

    chickenlady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2008
    Weare, NH
    is it ok for the chick to still have something hanging from its behind? I had one hatch today and it seems like there is a sac of something red and meaty. Its not the yolk as i know the chick absorbed that. Just didnt know if it was the cord or something that hasnt fallen off? and i cant seem to find anything on here about it. Thanks!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Probably the umbilical cord. Leave it alone... don't let other chicks peck at it. It should dry and fall off.
     
  3. chickenlady81

    chickenlady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2008
    Weare, NH
    Its the first one hatched so i dont think it has a issue with others pecking at it. Hopefully there will be more by morning! :)

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